Rachael Finch has opened up about struggling to accept her body while she was modelling full time, revealing the toll that maintaining an unhealthy weight took on her.
The TV presenter, model and fitness influencer – who just showcased her latest B.O.D activewear collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week – shared an Instagram post explaining how her figure has changed over the last decade.
“Over 10 years ago when I used to model full time & walk on runways regularly I was 5kgs lighter than this photo!! It may not sound like a lot but with my height & frame believe me it was a lot,” she captioned the selfie.
“I was 52/53kg & would aim to sit around that weight permanently.. every meal felt like I was cheating & my periods were irregular. I was worried when clothes wouldn’t fit me in castings or job fittings.”
Now at 29 years old, she says she’s heavier but strong, fit, happy and with two amazing children.
“It’s taken me years to learn to appreciate & understand how my body works and I’m thankful for everything it’s taken me through,” Rachael said. “This time 10 years ago I would of been smashing out 2-3hr cardio sessions & limiting what went in my body."
And her parting message about body positivity is one we should all live by.
"Bottom line, work on how you FEEL & not just on how you look. Find energy, balance, joy & peace in just the way things are. Life is so much better that way.”